Book Title : I Too Am America

i too am america

Release Date : 2012-05-22
ISBN Code : 1442420081
Book Author : Langston Hughes
Book Publisher : Simon & Schuster
Total Pages : 40

Book Summary :

Presents the popular poem by one of the central figures in the Harlem Renaissance, highlighting the courage and dignity of the African American Pullman porters in the early twentieth century.

Book Title : Langston Hughes

langston hughes

Release Date : 2008
ISBN Code : 0761425918
Book Author : Maurice Orlando Wallace
Book Publisher : Marshall Cavendish
Total Pages : 144

Book Summary :

"A biography of writer Langston Hughes that describes his era, his major works--especially his most famous and influential prose and poetry, his life, and and the legacy of his writing"--Provided by publisher.

Book Title :

Release Date : 2018-01-10
ISBN Code : 9785040328772
Book Author : Ханья Янагихара
Book Publisher : Litres
Total Pages :

Book Summary :

Университетские хроники, древнегреческая трагедия, воспитательный роман, скроенный по образцу толстых романов XIX века, страшная сказка на ночь – к роману американской писательницы Ханьи Янагихары подойдет любое из этих определений, но это тот случай, когда для каждого читателя книга становится уникальной, потому что ее не просто читаешь, а проживаешь в режиме реального времени. Для кого-то этот роман станет историей о дружбе, которая подчас сильнее и крепче любви, для кого-то – книгой, о которой боишься вспоминать и которая в книжном шкафу прячется, как чудище под кроватью, а для кого-то «Маленькая жизнь» станет повестью о жизни, о любой жизни, которая достойна того, чтобы ее рассказали по-настоящему хотя бы одному человеку.Содержит нецензурную брань.

Book Title : Langston Hughes

langston hughes

Release Date : 2008-06-30
ISBN Code : 143911403X
Book Author : Montrew Dunham
Book Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 192

Book Summary :

Focuses on the early years of the well-known poet, Langston Hughes, whose writings reflect the everyday experiences of African Americans.

Book Title : Jim and Jap Crow

jim and jap crow

Release Date : 2012-04-08
ISBN Code : 9781400842216
Book Author : Matthew M. Briones
Book Publisher : Princeton University Press
Total Pages : 304

Book Summary :

Following Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the U.S. government rounded up more than one hundred thousand Japanese Americans and sent them to internment camps. One of those internees was Charles Kikuchi. In thousands of diary pages, he documented his experiences in the camps, his resettlement in Chicago and drafting into the Army on the eve of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and his postwar life as a social worker in New York City. Kikuchi's diaries bear witness to a watershed era in American race relations, and expose both the promise and the hypocrisy of American democracy. Jim and Jap Crow follows Kikuchi's personal odyssey among fellow Japanese American intellectuals, immigrant activists, Chicago School social scientists, everyday people on Chicago's South Side, and psychologically scarred veterans in the hospitals of New York. The book chronicles a remarkable moment in America's history in which interracial alliances challenged the limits of the elusive democratic ideal, and in which the nation was forced to choose between civil liberty and the fearful politics of racial hysteria. It was an era of world war and the atomic bomb, desegregation in the military but Jim and Jap Crow elsewhere in America, and a hopeful progressivism that gave way to Cold War paranoia. Jim and Jap Crow looks at Kikuchi's life and diaries as a lens through which to observe the possibilities, failures, and key conversations in a dynamic multiracial America.

Book Title : A Jury Of Her Peers

a jury of her peers

Release Date : 2009-06-11
ISBN Code : 9780748111510
Book Author : Elaine Showalter
Book Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 640

Book Summary :

Fascinating, incisive, intelligent and never afraid of being controversial, Elaine Showalter introduces us to more than 250 writers. Here are the famous and expected names, including Harriet Beecher Stowe, Willa Cather, Dorothy Parker, Flannery O'Connor, Gwendolyn Brooks, Grace Paley, Toni Morrison, and Jodi Picoult. And also many successful and acclaimed yet little-known writers, from the early American bestselling novelist Catherine Sedgwick to the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Susan Glaspell. A JURY OF HER PEERS is an irresistible invitation to discover great authors never before encountered and to return to familiar books with a deeper appreciation. It is a monumental work that enriches our understanding of American literary history and culture.

Book Title : No Crystal Stair

no crystal stair

Release Date : 2013-08-01
ISBN Code : 9781467731775
Book Author : Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
Book Publisher : Carolrhoda Lab ™
Total Pages : 192

Book Summary :

"You can't walk straight on a crooked line. You do you'll break your leg. How can you walk straight in a crooked system?" Lewis Michaux was born to do things his own way. When a white banker told him to sell fried chicken, not books, because "Negroes don't read," Lewis took five books and one hundred dollars and built a bookstore. It soon became the intellectual center of Harlem, a refuge for everyone from Muhammad Ali to Malcolm X. In No Crystal Stair, Coretta Scott King Awardwinning author Vaunda Micheaux Nelson combines meticulous research with a storyteller's flair to document the life and times of her great-uncle Lewis Michaux, an extraordinary literacy pioneer of the Civil Rights era. "My life was no crystal stair, far from it. But I'm taking my leave with some pride. It tickles me to know that those folks who said I could never sell books to black people are eating crow. I'd say my seeds grew pretty damn well. And not just the book business. It's the more important business of moving our people forward that has real meaning."

Book Title : Martin Luther King Jr

martin luther king jr

Release Date : 2014-12-30
ISBN Code : 9781481437141
Book Author : Dharathula H. Millender
Book Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 208

Book Summary :

One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies -- easily read by children of eight and up -- today's youngster is swept right into history.

Book Title : Modern American Literature

modern american literature

Release Date : 2012-05-11
ISBN Code : 9780748668298
Book Author : Catherine Morley
Book Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages : 352

Book Summary :

An incisive study of modern American literature, casting new light on its origins and themes. Exploring canonical American writers such as Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner alongside less familiar writers like Djuna Barnes and Susan Glaspell, the guide takes readers though a diverse literary landscape. It considers how the rise of the American metropolis contributed to the growth of American modernism; and also examines the ways in which regional writers responded to an accelerated American modernity. Taking in African American modernism, cultural and geographical exile, as well as developments in modern American drama, the guide introduces readers to current critical trends in modernist studies.

Book Title : Extraordinary African American Poets

extraordinary african american poets

Release Date : 2012-08-01
ISBN Code : 1598451391
Book Author : Therese Neis
Book Publisher : Enslow Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages : 112

Book Summary :

"Read about Phillis Wheatley, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, Amiri Baraka, Jay Wright, Nikki Giovanni, Rita Dove"--Provided by publisher.

Book Title : Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

oxford dictionary of modern quotations

Release Date : 2007-08-23
ISBN Code : 9780199208951
Book Author : Elizabeth Knowles
Book Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 479

Book Summary :

More than five thousand quotations, that range in time from Scott's Antarctic expedition in 1912 to the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, are gathered in a comprehensive, updated resource that evokes a fascinating picture of the social, political, cultural, and scientific highlights of modern times.

Book Title : Draw What You See

draw what you see

Release Date : 2015-01-06
ISBN Code : 9780544106055
Book Author : Kathleen Benson
Book Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages : 32

Book Summary :

Benny Andrews loved to draw. He drew his nine brothers and sisters, and his parents. He drew the red earth of the fields where they all worked, the hot sun that beat down, and the rows and rows of crops. As Benny hauled buckets of water, he made pictures in his head. And he dreamed of a better life—something beyond the segregation, the backbreaking labor, and the limited opportunities of his world. Benny’s dreams took him far from the rural Georgia of his childhood. He became one of the most important African American painters of the twentieth century, and he opened doors for other artists of color. His story will inspire budding young artists to work hard and follow their dreams.

Book Title : The Aesthetic Discourse of the Arts

the aesthetic discourse of the arts

Release Date : 2000-01-01
ISBN Code : 0792360060
Book Author : Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
Book Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages : 276

Book Summary :

The fine arts first emerged divided by the five senses yet, since their very origin, they have projected aesthetic networks among themselves. Music, song, painting, architecture, sculpture, theatre, dance -- distinct in themselves -- grew together, enhancing each other. In the present outburst of technical ingeniosity, individual arts cross all barriers, as well as proliferate in kind. Hence the traditional criteria of appreciation and enjoyment vanish. The enlarged and ever-growing field calls for new principles of appreciation and new values, essential to our culture. This collection initiates an inquiry into the aesthetic foundations of the fine arts. Their common aesthetic nature, as well as the differentiating specificities which sustain them, might reveal the universal role of aesthetics in human life.

Book Title : The New Negro

the new negro

Release Date : 2007
ISBN Code : 0691126526
Book Author : Henry Louis Gates (Jr.)
Book Publisher : Princeton University Press
Total Pages : 591

Book Summary :

When African American intellectuals announced the birth of the "New Negro" around the turn of the twentieth century, they were attempting through a bold act of renaming to change the way blacks were depicted and perceived in America. By challenging stereotypes of the Old Negro, and declaring that the New Negro was capable of high achievement, black writers tried to revolutionize how whites viewed blacks--and how blacks viewed themselves. Nothing less than a strategy to re-create the public face of "the race," the New Negro became a dominant figure of racial uplift between Reconstruction and World War II, as well as a central idea of the Harlem, or New Negro, Renaissance. Edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Gene Andrew Jarrett, The New Negro collects more than one hundred canonical and lesser-known essays published between 1892 and 1938 that examine the issues of race and representation in African American culture. These readings--by writers including W.E.B. Du Bois, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Alain Locke, Carl Van Vechten, Zora Neale Hurston, and Richard Wright--discuss the trope of the New Negro, and the milieu in which this figure existed, from almost every conceivable angle. Political essays are joined by essays on African American fiction, poetry, drama, music, painting, and sculpture. More than fascinating historical documents, these essays remain essential to the way African American identity and history are still understood today.